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Smersh Pod

The film podcast that does a bit of everything. Hosted by John Rain.


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  • 28. SMERSH HITS! HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE with Tom Crowley and Tom Neenan

    02:07:37
    A classic from the archive! This week we'll be heading to deepest King's Cross with a large bearded man on a motorbike who tells us that we're thumping good wizards, and capable of squeezing through tight entrances via magic. Yes, it's Harry Potter and the Philisopher's Stone.Joining me to get their wands out and wave them about, is not just one Tom, but two - messers Neenan and Crowley!

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  • 27. STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN with Paul Litchfield

    01:16:15
    This week we’ll be studying the charts of 1982 to if the Goody Two Shoes lads of the Enterprise have the eye of the tiger. We’ll also find out how Genesis are getting on, if Scotty got sick after coming on Eileen, and if we can truly chuck-a-Khan, yes it’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.Joining me to feel like Nelson Mandela after his divorce in 1996, a no-Win situation, is Paul Litchfield. 
  • 26. SMERSH HITS! GOLDFINGER with Rufus Wright and Alistair Petrie

    01:33:02
    One from the archives, and the dark old days of 2020, when I had the pleasure to be joined by two of the suavest gentlemen in the world to chat all about Goldfinger, and what a pleasure it was. Joining me to hang around in, frankly too small, romper suits are a pair of the smoothest, suavest gentlemen actors you're likely to find at this time of the day anywhere in the world - Rufus Wright and Alistair Petrie.
  • 25. THE MEDUSA TOUCH with John Thomson

    01:46:06
    TELEKINESIS: A mental force that enables this man to move objects and control events. Science cannot explain the awesome power of the mind. And nothing can control it. Richard Burton has THE MEDUSA TOUCHAnd it’s no coincidence that joining me to have a nice lie down and try to scare Shaw Taylor is John Thomson!
  • 24. HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE with Tom Neenan and Tom Crowley

    01:50:00
    This week we’ll be combatting the return of Voldemort by forcefully encouraging the chosen one to throw himself into the arms of a questionable groomer.Yes, it’s Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.Joining me to show us all their dragon balls are the SNAKE BOYS, Tom Neenan and Tom Crowley.
  • 23. STAR WARS: EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH - With Tom Crowley

    02:19:14
    This week we’ll be duelling scared, battle hardened and positively dripping in intrigue as we examine just who is behind these Star Wars, and just what happens when you move on to practical fighting lessons with the younglings. Yes, it’s Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithAnd joining me to get out our big quaking lizards, is Tom Crowley
  • 22. SMERSH HITS! WITHOUT A CLUE with Paul Litchfield

    01:25:15
    A classic from the vaults!This week we be donning our deerstalkers, polishing our magnifying glasses, and giving a full treatment of the sleuthing routine - yes, it’s Without a Clue. Joining me to hunt down the dreaded Arty Morty, is comedian Paul Litchfield, and Terry Wogan.